H.265 on Raspberry Pi 4b

Hoping to find someone here to help guide me through enabling h.265 playback on my Raspberry pi.

With which video player ? :thinking:

Would like to to encode/decode vlc & playback kodi

You only have to install kodi and vlc, and play

kodi has audio / no video when playing h.265 streams

v4l2-ctl --list-formats-out -d 10
ioctl: VIDIOC_ENUM_FMT Type: Video Output Multiplanar [0]: 'H264' (H.264, compressed) [1]: 'MJPG' (Motion-JPEG, compressed)

I have so many changes trying to achieve this I’m dizzy in conf.txt I have

#enable vc4

Is this ok?

Read post #1 here:


I’ll give it a go

So if I login from lock screen with Kodi selected would this be appropriate?

I tried this with current configuration it did not help but I’m flashing a fresh install of manjaro kde as we speak

Which branch of manjaro should i be using? Stable, Testing, or Unstable?

have you tried mpv :thinking:

Have not tried mpv

h265 HW decoding will only be available via kodi which is now in the testing and unstable branch per the link I gave above. Vlc and mpv will play with software decoding if the bitrate is not too fast. You may have to install x265 for vlc to play seems like it.

Switching to testing is done by
sudo pacman-mirrors --api --set-branch testing

Then do a sudo pacman -Syy to update the pacman database.

I still am unable to playback h.265 in kodi unfortunately